Physicians Health Plan awards scholarships to local students

Congratulations to 2012 PHP FamilyCare Scholarship winners, who were honored at a recent PHP board meeting. Pictured (from left) are: Dr. David Kaufman, D.O., PHP Board member; Scott Wilkerson, PHP President/CEO; Alex Cousineau, $1,000 scholarship winner; Allison Middleton, $1,000 scholarship winner; Paige Groom, $1,000 scholarship winner; Lea Schafer, $500 scholarship winner; Katherine Hart, $500 scholarship winner; and Dr. Timothy Hodge, M.D., PHP Board member.

Published: March 28, 2013

Ten high school students from Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia and Shiawassee counties who are interested in pursuing careers in health care have been awarded college scholarships by Physicians Health Plan (PHP).

The students received 2012 PHP FamilyCare Healthy Future Scholarships after writing essays about why they are passionate about their career paths and/or how they believe they can make a difference.

The students, who aspire to be doctors, nurses, technicians or administrators, were honored at a recent PHP board meeting.

Dozens of applicants were also judged based on scholastic records and teacher recommendations.

First place winners will each receive $1,000 scholarships from PHP, while those with second place prizes receive $500.

First place winners are:

  • Alex Cousineau, Clinton County
  • Paige Groom, Eaton County
  • Stephanie Archambeau, Ingham County
  • Allison Jegla, Ionia County
  • Allison Middleton, Shiawassee County

Second place winners are:

  • Rachel Rick, Clinton County
  • Katherine Hart, Eaton County
  • Lea Schafer, Ingham County
  • Tarah Beaudry, Ionia County
  • Amanda Korcal, Shiawassee County

PHP, a Sparrow affiliate, has been recognized through the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey as one of Michigan's best health plans for customer service. The plan provides high‐quality health care coverage to more than 70,000 members and 300 employers across Michigan, along with Medicaid enrollees. It also serves as the administrator of the State's pre‐existing condition insurance plan, HIP Michigan. For more information, visit